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Style & Stuff Editorial

JamesLakelandAW12.jpg James Lakeland

I recently made a huge, huge mistake on the Ben & Jerry’s front. Eschewing my usual ice-cream choice of Caramel Chew Chew, I, with face-slapping stupidity, fell for a marketing push at my local Tesco Metro (i.e. a quid off) and switched to another Ben & Jerry’s flavour, something called “The Vermonster”. It was awful. No, not awful, just not a patch on Caramel Chew Chew. The moral of this tawdry tale is that one company can make different things: some are lovely, some are not so lovely. Which brings us, rather labouredly, to James Lakeland. Browsing through their new collection I was assailed by dresses and blouses that appear to have taken the vibe ‘Tory Party Conference Delegates At An Acid House Party’ as its theme. Not good. But their new coats! Lordy! Some of them are real beauties: big collars, big buttons, big statements, and – what fashion ninnies insist on terming – nice lines. But don’t take my word for it, JUST LOOK AT THE PICS. DP

Seek: jameslakeland.net